Parc de la Creueta del Coll

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The Creueta del Coll park is a short walk from Parc Guell. It was originally a quarry. There is a small lake in the centre of the park with an island which in summer is turned into an outdoor swimming pool. It is also home to one of two sculptures in Barcelona by Eduardo Chillida entitled Elogi de l’aigua – In Praise of Water. As you can see from the photo, the park has great views of Barcelona. . There is also an interesting hotpotch of informal housing on the park’s northern edge.

Address. C/Mare de Déu del Coll. Transport Metro Penitents

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  • Europa-cities Urban development in practice – that’s what the Parc Creueta del Coll represents. It is situated in the districts Gracia and Horta and stands in place of an old abandoned granite quarry called Pedrera del Coll. The park was opened in 1987 when the Olympics were being plabbed for and the Non Urbanisme movement by the project of the designers Martorell, Bohigas and Mackay and covers about 1.7 hectares.
  • A visit to the Parc de la Creueta del Coll